Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At Kenneth Hovden DDSHello San Francisco dental blog visitors, welcome to the Kenneth Hovden DDS blog. I am Dr. Kenneth Hovden in Daly City.

A close friend of mine recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about getting work off for the multiple office visits to complete the procedure. I assured her that painful root canal procedures are a thing of the past with modern dentistry.

With the latest technology and anesthetics, a root canal (endodontic treatment) is no more painful than receiving a filling. Most root canals can be completed in one or two office visits.

If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns about a particular procedure and have not been to your Daly City dentist recently, I encourage you to schedule an exam, cleaning, and consultation today.

We are accepting new patients at Kenneth Hovden DDS and would love to serve you. At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we offer restorative dentistry, Invisalign, and Lumineers.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Saving Teeth in Daly City

Root Canals in Daly City When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled Daly City dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is often the only way to save the tooth.

Kenneth Hovden DDS: 650-755-6000

During a root canal procedure (or endodontic treatment) the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The final steps are the core build up and crown.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we fabricate strong, natural-looking crowns that blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to a San Francisco dentist, a tooth with a filled root can often function problem-free for the rest of a patient’s life.

I am Dr. Kenneth Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS  dental practice. I have been practicing dentistry since 1981. During that time I have seen hundreds of teeth saved by this effective dental procedure. Root canal therapy at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City has a very high success rate.

Because teeth with infected pulp tissue often cause no symptoms, it is important to have regular dental examinations. I can determine which (if any) teeth have infected roots. If the infection in the soft pulp tissue is left untreated, it can progress to a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Is it time for a thorough dental exam? Call our office at 650-755-6000.

Call Kenneth Hovden DDS immediately if one of your teeth is screaming for attention!